Coal company paid McDonnell’s wife $36,000

The Post's Rosalind S. Helderman reports on another development related to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) -- specifically that a coal company paid McDonnell's wife $36,000 last year for consulting for its philanthropic arm.

McDonnell had listed First Lady Maureen McDonnell as a trustee of the United Co. charity on his financial disclosure forms, but she didn't actually serve on the board. By listing her as a trustee, McDonnell didn't have to disclose how much she earned from the company.

Virginia law requires politicians to report if a family member earns more than $10,000 from an employer.

Separately, Virginia police and the FBI are looking into a dietary supplement manufacturer's gift of $15,000 to cover catering expenses at the wedding of McDonnell's daughter.

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Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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